Grace is considered divine guidance and protection. It gives us the wisdom to navigate life, the strength to make peace with or surmount difficult situations, and the courage to make necessary changes. Grace can be bestowed upon us, but we also invoke a state of grace when we align with the qualities of universal love.
Grace can manifest as aha moments that allow us to shift our attitudes or give us clarity for the direction we need to take. It can also manifest in more tangible ways, like being guided to a book, program, or person(s) that will help, support, or comfort us. Grace can also be defined as the ability to deal with what we must in a loving way.
Leonard Cohen explains grace and navigating life beautifully in the documentary Ladies and Gentlemen … Mr. Leonard Cohen. When asked what his daily habits were, Cohen replied that if he woke up feeling in a “state of grace,” he would continue on with his day, and if he did not awake in that state, he would go back to bed.
When asked what he meant by a state of grace, Cohen said it was feeling able to transcend the situations that the day would hold. He said that if we strive for the world and everything to be perfect, we will always struggle, but if we aim to go with the ebb and flow of daily life in a peaceful way we can surmount any situation that may surface in our life.(1)
(This article/blog post is based on concepts in my book Your Journey to Peace, Bridging the Gap Between Religion, Spirituality, Psychology, and Science. Book Synopsis is found here).
Although some may view Cohen’s attitude of going back to bed as avoiding life and its difficulties, I see it as a mature, conscious approach. If we attempt to deal with difficult situations and fail, we often amass guilt and/or create conflict or negative karma and thereby bring about more difficult situations. Avoiding what we know we cannot handle at any moment in time is being honest with our self and simply smart.
While writing this book over the past several years, especially while surrounded by the reading material I had immersed myself in to prepare for this undertaking, I often felt infused with grace—as if in a bubble of complete peace and serenity. Even when I was working longer hours than I ever had or thought I could manage, I felt peacefully energized when working on the book.
Grace, light, energy, and unconditional love are continuously being beamed to us from the higher realms and to the Planet as a whole. We have the power to receive and anchor these gifts within our beings, as well as to manifest them in our lives. Spirit is always pulling strings in our favor, or as Joyce Meyer says, “God’s angels get to work for us.”(2)
If we live wholeheartedly, without fear, and in faith that we are loved and looked after we open ourselves up to the grace, light, energy, and unconditional love available to us. We can then take full advantage of the power these hold and opportunities they help us create.
To exist from a place where the floodgates of the Universe are open to us, we simply have to keep the airwaves open. We must honor the Universal Laws of Openness and Attraction. (Discussed in chapter 2, “Universal Laws, Kingdom Principles”).
Allowing the Grace in that Surrounds Us at this Time of the Shift and Ascension
At this time of the Shift and Ascension we have the potential to reactivate our twelve-strand DNA and take advantage of all this brings with it (twelve-strand DNA activation is discussed more fully in chapter 7, “Science”). However, we must ensure that there are no roadblocks.
Choosing the aspects of love and hope over those of fear and pessimism raises our vibrations. This makes our bodies more malleable and our energetic fields can allow cosmic light through. And the more we do so the more natural it becomes. As we allow cosmic light in it rekindles the light within us (something we never lost but forgot how to access).
In “Reclaiming Your 12-strand DNA,” Julianne Everett tells us that we are surrounded by so much grace right now that we have the ability to move quickly with Gaia in her Ascension, but that to allow this grace to permeate our beings, we must release the pain that separation and fear have inflicted upon us.(3)
This is why we have recently been encouraged to face our personal and collective pasts and overcome the effects of any misalignments from universal love that were put upon us or that we perpetrated, as the negative energies associated with these block cosmic flow.
We are then free to take advantage of the grace now available to us which will encourage us to find what brings us joy and/or to fulfill our life purpose—be that embracing our passions, helping others, animals, or the Planet, immersing ourselves in nature, or listening to music attuned to the higher vibrations in the Universe. These all help us to balance our energetic beings with the joy-filled universal vibrations inherent in the nature of the cosmos.
This article/blog post is an excerpt from my book Your Journey to Peace, Bridging the Gap Between Religion, Spirituality, Psychology, and Science. The chapter titles are listed in the “Book Synopsis” which is found here
– Rosemary McCarthy©, January 2018
1)Leonard Cohen, Ladies and Gentlemen … Mr. Leonard Cohen, directed by Donald Brittain and Don Owen, originally filmed in 1965, rebroadcast on Sundance Channel, January 20, 2013.
2)Joyce Meyer, daily broadcasts, https://www.joycemeyer.org/broadcasthome.aspx.
3) Julianne Everett, “Reclaiming Your 12-Strand DNA,” Golden Age of Gaia, October 17, 2011, http://goldenageofgaia.com/2011/10/julianne-everett-reclaiming-your-12-strand-dna/.
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Humanity is going through a Shift. It is our cosmic time to wake up from the illusion of our separateness from the Oneness we emerged from – and from our separateness form each other. (Introduction).
Improving our attitudes helps change the world, as every shift in attitude affects the vibration of the Planet as a whole. (Introduction).What Is Held in Our Minds Is Reflected onto the World Stage. (Chapter 1, Why We Are the Way We Are)
Our capacity to love others is in direct relationship to how much we love ourselves. (Chapter 3, What We Can Do About It).
Our Relationships Are Pre-set Soul Contracts: The highest purpose of our relationships is to work out our unconscious influences: our fears, neediness, vulnerabilities, misperceptions, and false notions about love. They are set up to bring these misalignments from our True Self to the surface – for healing. This is why we find our close relationships so difficult. (Chapter 5, Relationships)
We are not exercising true free will if we live under the tutelage of unconscious influences. (Chapter 6, Words, Symbols, Rituals, Concepts, Prayers).
We can reconcile our apparent relationship with extra-terrestrials with our belief systems. (Chapter 7, Science).
Our planet is a living, breathing organism … and just like us she has to cleanse herself of toxins – the physical and emotional toxins we have put upon her. (Chapter 9, The Planet and Abundance).
At levels beyond our awareness we chose to be here at this time of ‘The Shift’ to help bring about our and Gais’s Ascensions. (Chapter 10, Ascension).
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